Fife Police Clock Midnight Drivers Speeding At 130mph

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By Michael MacLeod

THREE boy racers were clocked speeding at up to 130mph – all in matching Honda Civics.

The trio were allegedly racing on a three mile stretch of road in Fife at the weekend.

But their midnight chase came to an end when they found police waiting at the roundabout they were using as a finishing line.

Traffic officers in the Kingdom later also caught two further speeders clocking over 100mph in the same area near Glenrothes, one of whom had only passed his driving test in March this year.

Police said he was caught speeding on the A92 near the Kirkcaldy West Interchange on Tuesday – the same road as the three Hondas seen on Saturday night.

A police source said: “This was clearly the Honda Civic boy racer club having a blow out.

“We are well aware that the Civic is their car of choice.

Safety

“These three were literally pushing their cars to their very limits on the Thornton Bypass and would have covered that stretch of road in a matter of seconds.”

The trio, all in their early 20s and from Fife, have been reported to the procurator fiscal and are likely to face court proceedings.

Fife Police said the most dangerous drivers on their roads are aged 25 and under.

And figures released by police last year showed 20 Honda Civics have been involved in fatal crashes in the previous three years.

The force’s head of road policing, Chief Inspector David McCulloch, said the Honda race could have ended in tragedy.

He said: “These incidents become more evident as we approach the better weather and the summer months.

“Although not exclusively, these incidents predominantly involve young drivers.

“The margins for error at such speeds are very small and there is a very fine line between safety and causing death or serious injury, either to yourself or others, when you drive in such a manner.

“Of further concern was that 10 young drivers were stopped over the weekend and reported for failing to wear seat belts.

“The wearing of seatbelts by young drivers should be second nature and failing to wear a safety restraint could lead to serious injury.

“My officers will robustly seek out and prosecute this kind of driving behaviour over the coming months.”

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